Jewish Journal

In Praise of Commitment

SAM YEBRI is the president and co-founder of 30 YEARS AFTER, the leading Iranian-American Jewish civic organization (www.30yearsafter.org). He has also held leadership positions with the Jewish Federation, the Jewish Community Foundation, Bet Tzedek Legal Services, AIPAC, Bend the Arc, and ETTA. Sam is currently a Wexner Heritage Fellow.

July 13, 2016 | 5:04 pm

Ayekah?  Where are You?  That is not just the first question ever asked – by G-d of Adam - but a question asked by my family, friends, and clients last... More.

  • Keeping Our Humanity

    Michael Yadegaran

    July 25, 2014 | 6:31 pm

    I was that new, shy kid in the corner of the classroom. My parents had just enrolled me in Hebrew school with the intention of preparing me for my Bar... More.

  • The Art of the Bazaari

    Arash Elon Ghadooshahy

    July 23, 2014 | 11:21 am

    “Az Een Sotoon Be On Sotoon Faraj Hast”

    "From one column to another, there is freedom."

    There is an ancient Persian parable that recounts how an... More.

  • Rockets and Weddings: One LA Girl’s Experience in Israel During ‘Operation Protective Edge’

    Donna Maher

    July 18, 2014 | 5:28 am

    TEl AVIV--I'm not Israeli. I'm a young Iranian-American Jewish woman that lives in Los Angeles and is visiting in Israel. But recently, I've had to run,... More.

  • Shabbat and Shabbox, Persian Style

    Tabby Davoodi

    June 27, 2014 | 3:34 pm

    About one month ago, over twenty Iranian-American Jews gathered together for Shabbat dinner.

    I'll admit that there's nothing extraordinary about this... More.

  • Four Less Obvious Reasons Why Iranian Jews Should Meet Holocaust Survivors

    Tabby Davoodi

    April 30, 2014 | 3:03 pm

    Iranian Jews in America need to meet Holocaust survivors. We need to stand in their company, hold their hands in ours, listen carefully to their words,... More.

  • Of Rice and Men

    By Tabby Davoodi

    August 12, 2013 | 10:16 am

    TEL AVIV--When I was a kid in post-Revolutionary Iran, we were subjected to repeating a variety of hateful chants in school against the U.S. and Israel,... More.

  • An Irreplaceable Legacy

    by 30 YEARS AFTER

    June 4, 2013 | 5:10 pm

    Most Iranian-American Jews would not recognize the name Frank Lautenberg. But they should.

    Senator Lautenberg was the Senate's oldest member, its... More.

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